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The Jackson County Board is seeking qualified candidates to serve on boards to which they make appointments. Jackson County residents interested in putting their talents to work for the benefit of the County may find more information here or by calling the Jackson County Board office at 618/687-7240.

Download the Resume for County Board Appointment form to apply for an opening.  Please send completed applications to the Jackson County Board Office, attn: Committee Coordinator.  Resumes are reviewed by the Executive Committee on the first Thursday of each month.  Applicants are notified as to when their resume will be reviewed, and their presence at the review is often requested.

Download the Legislative Appointment Handbook to receive more information on a specific board or agency.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Committee Coordinator at 618-687-7245.

Buncombe Public Water District

  • Type:Volunteer
  • Salary/Pay Rate:n/a
  • Posted Date:01/23/2017
Purpose: The District Board of Trustees governs the Buncombe Public Water District. The Board is 
governed by the Public Water
District Act (70 ILCS 3705/). Job Characteristics, duties, and responsibilities of a Board Member 
are as follows:
•    Establish and maintain a meeting schedule for the Board of Trustees
•    Annually, organize the Board with a Chair and Vice-Chair, and appoint a Secretary and 
Treasurer to ensure oversight and control of all District functions
•    Establish, update as necessary, and maintain operational policies and rules for the District
•    Interact with other governmental, public, and private organizations to insure maximum public 
welfare and benefit of sufficient potable water
•    Provide direction to the system operator and employees
•    Manage the fiscal condition of the District to ensure financial viability of the system
•     Set prices for the water product
•    Establish and implement employment policies, job positions with descriptions, and employee 
performance review procedures for employees of the District
•    Hire personnel and terminate personnel employment as necessary
•    Develop contracts, let bids, sign contracts, and review contractor performance for services, 
employment, construction, or any other need in the production of water for the District
•    Provide information to, and confer with, the public regarding operation of the system
•    Hear and rule on customer issues and complaints as necessary
•     Perform related functions as required
•    Provide for and deliver an annual audit of financial viability from a certified third party 
CPA firm

Members: The Board has seven Trustees, with six appointed from Jackson County and one appointed 
from Union County.

Conditions on Appointment: All Trustees must reside within the water district. The initial and 
primary responsibility of an individual in an active position on the Board of Trustees is to be in 
attendance and participate wholly in all regularly scheduled monthly  meetings and, at times, 
special meetings; and to make intelligent and responsible decisions and recommendations while 
keeping at heart the best interest of Water District customers and the community. In addition it 
would be beneficial for the applicant to:
1.    Understand this to be a five year term and accept the appointment with every intention to 
fulfill that requirement
2.    Attend at least one meeting prior to being appointed in an effort to better understand the 
operations of the District
3.    Understand that their products and/or services cannot be contracted by the District as it is 
a conflict of interest
4.    Abide by the District Ordinance 3.29 which indicates that termination will result upon three 
consecutive unexcused absences from regularly scheduled monthly meetings.
No trustee or employee of such district shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract, 
work or business of the district or the sale of any article, the expense, price or consideration of 
which is paid by such district, nor in the purchase of any real estate or property for or belonging 
to the district.

Meetings: The Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Terms: Initial appointments to a seven member board shall be as follows: one for 1, one for 2, one 
for 3, two for 4, and two for 5 years. Thereafter on or after the first Monday in May of each year 
the appointing authority shall appoint a successor whose term
shall be for 5 years commencing the first Monday in May of the year they are respectively 
appointed.
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